Extracted from from Taysir al-Latif al-Mannan fi Khulasat Tafsir al-Quran.
Allah mentioned the stories of the prophet in His book, who were the purest examples, the leaders of guidance and lanterns amongst the darkness. The are those whom Allah Mentioned as:
“They are those whom Allah had guided. So follow their guidance.” (6:20)
He also encouraged us to reflect on these stories due to the examples and exhortations found within them. Allah said:
“Indeed, in their stories, there is a lesson for men of understanding It (the Qur’an) is not a forged statement.” (12:11)
The scholars of our pious predecessors - Allah have mercy on them were the leaders in this as they investigated the stories of the Prophets and extracted highly important benefits and numerous fine wisdom from them.